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Indian Wells Closing  

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Tommy D
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10/08/2019 4:02 pm  

Closing the end of the year. Get it while you still can. 


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Undercover Golf Pro
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10/08/2019 4:20 pm  

Another one bites the dust - won't be the last. Golf is a tough business to make money in - and development is hot right now. A fun course, tier 4.

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S***H
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10/08/2019 4:43 pm  

Another one! Hoping that this trend will finish one day. 


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Undercover Golf Pro
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10/08/2019 4:54 pm  

I still believe that a new course will be built  within 9 years (or maybe Marsh Harbor will reopen - one can dream) So many people moving down here. Just in my area are two new developments one for 50 houses and one for 300. Then just past Long Bay on 9 is one for I think 600 homes. And of course on the old Bay Tree layout is 1500 residences, and up the street at least 100 high end houses. And that is just a taste as it's the same up and down the strand. Even at Diamondback there are houses going up. Several developments on 90 and a huge one going up near the shortcut from 90 to 501, looks like they can get another 3 to 400 houses there. And don't get me started on the Carolina Forest area from International drive all the way to the Wizard that's supposed to be developed. Golfers are going to need places to play, which means higher green fees and tougher tee times. It will be more profitable in the industry.

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jw11
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10/08/2019 5:35 pm  

Oh crap. It's on my bucket list.

Good info UGP

 

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Undercover Golf Pro
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10/08/2019 7:34 pm  
Posted by: @jw11

Oh crap. It's on my bucket list.

Good info UGP

 

jw11

We can try and add Indian Wells while you're here

 

 

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1putt1
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10/08/2019 8:26 pm  

Here's the article link:
https://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/sports/golf/article235912807.html


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ArtMBGolf
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10/08/2019 8:38 pm  

https://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/sports/golf/article235912807.html

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jw11
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10/08/2019 8:56 pm  

The article states....

"The layout will be the first of the 22 courses purchased in the past five years by the China-based company Founders Group International to close and be redeveloped."

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Hope it's not the first of many. I remember the posters here on the forum fearing that ...5 years ago ...when the Chinese group formed Founders Inc

 

 

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herdman
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10/08/2019 8:59 pm  

Just played there this past weekend. Hate to hear it. Course was in pretty good shape and the greens were good.  Green fees were like $33 bucks with the prime time card and there was a good crowed there.  I enjoyed playing at Indian Wells.   


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lwildernorva
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10/09/2019 8:13 am  

Good course but unfortunately, ripe for development. To me, Myrtle Beach has been successful in golf because there was a wide range of courses appealing to all types of golfers, good or bad, willing to splurge or wanting to go cheap. A lot of the mid-range has been lost since the peak.


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leftygar1
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10/09/2019 9:23 am  

Indian Wells is a decent course hate to see it close but housing seems to be the big thing in the MB area, just hope they do not continue the trend, but as UGP says many large developments either started or starting soon.  Bob's link was also a good read.


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machood
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10/09/2019 12:47 pm  

It's not affectionately called "The Bucket" without reason... Parts of that property are very low and hold water.


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DenisGilbert
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10/09/2019 12:51 pm  

I'm happy to have played Indian Wells once and did really appreciate my golf experience there two summers ago.

It's just sad to see one more golf course closing in the golf Mecca and I'm not sure we, as MB golf lovers, can do anything about it!

Denis Gilbert
Quebec City, Canada


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Undercover Golf Pro
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10/09/2019 12:59 pm  
Posted by: @denisgilbert

I'm not sure we, as MB golf lovers, can do anything about it!

One of us needs to win a yuge lottery and buy up some courses. And reopen Marsh Harbor!  Maybe I should buy a lottery ticket one day!

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